Cycling the Golden Gate Bridge

Cycling the Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco is a city like no other. The Golden Gate Bridge is the most iconic landmark of San Francisco, as well as one of the most recognisable bridges in the world. Cycling the Golden Gate Bridge is something I’ve wanted to do for ages.  It is free to walk across during daylight hours, and cyclists are also free to bike across it any time of the day or night. One of the best ways to see it is by bike, so rent a pair of wheels for a quick jaunt to Sausalito and back.

Bike hire

There are plenty of places dotted around the city we decided to go with Blazin saddles.

Your bike rental includes a helmet, a bicycle lock, a rear rack and a front bike bag, as well as bicycle adjustment and orientation, a detailed map with ferry schedule, and a San Francisco biking app. We opted for the deluxe hybrid bike it cost us $28 dollars each and a $120 dollars deposit that was returned to us when we took the bikes back.

The route was pretty straight forward all the way along the water front past the beautiful houses of the rich and famous, as we started the climb up towards the bridge the thought of a electric bike was definitely looking like the better choice and I wished I had paid the extra $$ for one the electric bikes cost $64 each so quite a big difference.

Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge was such a incredible experience, the sidewalks were relatively empty, given the number of people we saw just before entering the bridge. But the views were breathtaking a definite bucket list moment.

After biking the Golden Gate bridge, enjoy an easy downhill ride toward the gorgeous, quiet town of Sausalito. Here you can enjoy a leisurely lunch while taking in the small town vibe and waterfront views of this charming community.

we caught the ferry back to Fisherman’s wharf $13 each then cycled back to the shop. All in all it took us about 3 1/2 hours.

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